YES! I'd love to! If you're local, let's set up a time we can meet over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and figure out exactly what you need for your day. Not local? I Skype too!
I go to a lot of weddings! Once I've talked with you about what your hopes are for your day, I'm happy to put you in touch with people who would be a great fit to make that come true.
I'm pretty sure every photographer has some sort of bucket list of places or people they'd love to work with here are a few of mine:
I love pretty much any Washington DC church wedding....BUT, if I were going to narrow it down to three that I'm dying to photograph a wedding in at the moment, it would be St. Matthew's Basilica, St. Nicholas Cathedral, and Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart at Georgetown University.
Top three churches *near* DC: St. James Episcopal in Leesburg, VA, Christ Church in Alexandria, VA, and Amelia Presbyterian Church in Amelia, VA.
Top Three Churches NOT even close to DC: Hallgrums Church in Iceland; the chapel at Drumtochty Castle in Scotland; and Glocester Cathedral in England. Hey, I'm dreaming right?!?
Places I love for their archtecture in the greater Washington DC area: Union Station, Anderson House, Mansion on O Street, and The Willard.
Okay, so no one really asks this question. But after following industry trends for several years, I discovered the best thing I can be is me. I'm a big architecture nerd. I love to knit and bake. In the summer I can usually be found lap swimming, and in the winter I ride my bike for exercise.
Nikon for digital, but my film cameras are all Canon. I do not currently shoot film at weddings.
I'm so glad you asked! It's a close tie between the conversation with the Frenchman on the castle wall and Robin's singing minstrels.
YES! I would even go so far as to say they're my favorite. Beyond loving art and photography, I'm also kind of an architecture nerd.
Of course I LOVE incredible natural light (everyone does)! But more importantly great photography REQUIRES good light. I'm an expert at keeping my flash from looking too....errr....flash-y. So bring on your 7PM winter wedding, wood-paneled ballrooms, and dark churches...I have you covered.
Rarely. I generally like to stay within a 4 hour drive of Washington DC, but occasionally make exceptions. A few of those exceptions are Tampa, FL, Wilmington, NC, and Pittsburgh, PA. I have close ties in each of these locations and travel there regularly. I also have a MAJOR soft spot for weddings in historical churches around the globe and would by happy to chat with you about traveling for your church wedding.
If I were going to define my style in one word, it would be INTENTIONAL. Some people want to hear buzz words like "Fine Art" or "Light & Airy," but I find I'm hard to sum up. What I am very intentional about is making sure you're in the best light and setting to keep the focus on the emotions & interactions of you, your fiance, and your family and friends as your day unfolds authentically.
Toasts! I laugh, I cry, and I usually find out some hilarious little nuggets about the bride & groom.
I bridged the gap between fine art and commercial photography in 2013. Prior to this, I was creating and showing fine art paintings and photographs both regionally and nationally.
This is a really important question! Your wedding photography is the primary aspect of your day that will preserve not just the beautiful details -- your flowers, dress, etc. -- but more importantly the way the day *felt* as well as the way the day looked. It's the historic recording of all those little moments so you can share them with those who weren't able to join you. Finding the right photographer is really important! Style & Personality are the two biggest areas you'll want to check for compatibility. Browse through my portfolio & if you love my style, let's chat and see if we're a good match!